Today’s Idol Headlines:
- Casey James opens for Sugarland, North Charleston Coliseum, North Cherleston, SC
Casey James has been added to the ACM Freemont Street Experience in Las Vegas, the weekend of the ACM awards. Casey will perform Friday April 1 at 7 pm. More information HERE.
Paul McDonald tweets, “Today we’re off to the studio to choose our song for next week, then more photo shoots, and interviews. Good times.”
Crystal Bowersox tweeted to Casey Abrams last night, “@CAbramsAI10 stay in this game, Casey. Don’t be afraid to say no sometimes. I’m rooting for you.” Casey tweeted back today, “it means a lot coming from you. My health is always first, but this is my dream, I’m going to keep fighting to stay in.”
Anthony Federov, in Japan to perform in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat checks in from twitter, “8.9 earthquake here in Tokyo… Never felt anything like this before… Luckily we’re all ok.”
Jennifer Hudson album promo schedule: Good Morning America – 3/21/11, The View – 3/22/11, The Wendy Williams Show – 3/23/11, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – 3/25/11 (Via JenniferHudonDaily)
Eliminated Idol contestant, Ashthon Jones’ first post-boot interview at AmericanIdol.com HERE. I’ll be reporting from the reporter’s conference call scheduled at 12:30 ET. Watch for my live blog.
More Headlines after the JUMP…
‘American Idol’ exit Q&A video: Ashthon Jones says she ‘wasn’t surprised’ to go home — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Ashthon Jones, American Idol‘s resident “diva” this season, says she wasn’t surprised that she was the first finalist sent home from the show. ”I kind of felt it, ” she told EW in video interview backstage an hour after the results show had ended. “But I still kept the faith.” (She even tweeted her premonition hours before the show.) When discussing her regret for choosing a lesser known Diana Ross ballad to sing, Ashthon shared that Idol judge Jennifer Lopez told her after the show, “If I ever get an album, make sure I have hit songs on there.”
See the VIDEO at EW
‘American Idol’s’ Casey Abrams Had Two Blood Transfusions While Hospitalized
Later Thursday night, Abrams tweeted: “hey guys, thanks for the well wishes, I got some nice fresh blood in me and feeling better. People at Idol & Cedars are treatin me real good.” An Idol insider tells THR Abrams had two blood transfusions while in the hospital. His condition: Ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease which affects the lining of the large intestine.
Read more at Hollywood Reporter
‘American Idol’: Adam Lambert talks ‘Aftermath’ and his next move — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Adam Lambert performed a stunning rendition of his single, “Aftermath, ” on last night’s American Idol, and after the show, the Season 8 alum gave EW an exclusive interview, discussing the song, and what to expect from him this year. “The message of the song is being honest to yourself and the people that you love, ” says Lambert. “I think we’ve all had that moment in our life where we’re really intimidated about a big decision about admitting something. It’s really about taking that step.”
Adam says album coming out in the fall.
See the Video at EW
Adam Lambert Promises ‘Less Campy, More Primal’ New Album; Talks Lady Gaga, ‘Idol’ Performance
THR: You tweeted about recently working with songwriter Ryan Tedder, what else can you tell us about your new album?
Lambert: I think if anything, it might be a little less campy than the last one. With [For Your Entertainment], I really wanted to go high glam; it was always a vibe and a concept I was in love with and I did it for a year. I think evolution is good and I’m attracted to the slightly more serious… not so much fantasy or a mask put on — which is fun, great f—ing rock-n-roll — but I’m very drawn to music and artists that are singing from the heart about real things.
Read more at THR
Something Pitchy: Who the Heck is Charlie Chaplin?
It takes a lot to become the next ‘American Idol;’ talent, determination, tenacity…But knowledge of the legendary performers who preceded you is, however, not required.
That’s right, here on Something Pitchy, we’re outraged (or at least, I am) that youngin’ Thia Megia doesn’t know who Charlie Chaplin is!
Watch the video at TV Squad
Casey Abrams Is Ready To Be A ‘Heartthrob’ On ‘American Idol’
Jennifer Lopez has made a career of knowing what her fans think is sexy. So when she told bearded “American Idol” top 13 finalist Casey Abrams that she thought he had serious sex appeal, the singer took the praise in stride.
The 19-year-old upright-bass player and film-camp counselor almost missed out on last week’s show due to an emergency hospitalization for stomach pains, but he’s had a good time with all the talk about his looks on the show.
See the video at MTV
I wonder if he knows Simon isn’t on anymore
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A hotel guest held two co-workers he was staying with at knifepoint when they refused to change the TV channel to “American Idol, ” Neptune Beach police said.
Barran Prakash, 47, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was talking to his wife on the phone while he was preparing a meal when his wife told him the show was on TV, according to police.
Prakash then told his co-workers he wanted to change the channel, but they refused, which incited a heated argument, police said.
Police were called to the Days Inn in the 1400 block of Atlantic Boulevard just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Read more at MSNBC
Lady Antebellum hasn’t let success go to their heads
Editor’s note: Former “American Idol” contestant Carmen Rasmusen Herbert writes about her favorite entertainers in her column “What I Love About …”
I’ve been back and forth from Nashville more times than I can count. One of the first songwriting guru’s I was fortunate enough to work with was Victoria Shaw.
I’d go back and forth from their little studio just off of Music Row, and occasionally bump into other female hopefuls paying their dues and honing their writing and performing skills.
Read more at the Deseret News
‘Idol’s’ Katharine McPhee goes for bigger noise in O.C.
Like many “American Idol” runners-up, Katharine McPhee has had a busier career than some of the show’s winners. It’s been a whirl of albums, TV roles and concerts for the 26-year-old Sherman Oaks native since she wowed “AI” fans with her soulful interpretations of classics such as “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” back in 2006.
And in a couple of days, McPhee hops on a plane to the West Coast to attend to a new facet of her career: singing in concert with a symphony orchestra. She’ll perform an evening of Great American Songbook standards, musical-theater favorites and pop songs with the Pacific Symphony in Segerstrom Concert Hall from March 17-19.
We caught up with the busy young star in New York on Thursday to talk about her career so far.
Read more at the OC Register
Now super-slim Jennifer Hudson reveals a pair of very shapely legs in a leather minidress
Her weight loss has been the subject of fevered debate. And now the full extent of Jennifer Hudson’s stunning transformation can be seen as she took to the stage in a minidress last night.
Jennifer thrilled fans in a flirty butter-soft leather dress when she performed at the 2011 Nickelodeon Upfront Presentation in New York.
See the photo at The Daily Mail
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